Holley LS Fest expects over 50,000 people; Traffic jams and economic stimulus ahead for Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky (WBKO) – Bowling Green is no stranger to the automotive community.

Along with the National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green Hot Rods, and this weekend Holley LS Fest 2022, which is expected to bring nearly 50,000 people to the town of Bowling Green.

With so many more people entering the city, Warren County Sheriff Brett Hightower is warning residents to be extremely careful while driving in the city this weekend.

“You don’t want to get caught up in a lot of traffic waiting to get back out there. Sometimes it backs off a bit. said Hightower. “If you need to get groceries… Starting tomorrow around noon, through Sunday, there’s just going to be a lot of extra traffic, a lot of people coming in and out, going to this event.”

Despite the heavy traffic this weekend, it will be a huge tourist boost for the city. According to Nora Bryant, director of communications for the Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, something will have a huge economic impact on the community.

“Local residents will definitely be able to tell there’s an event in town, but these visitors have a huge economic impact on our city,” Bryant says. “They shop, dine, stay at our hotels, and spend money at our local businesses. It’s just a huge positive boost for our economy here in Bowling Green.

The annual Holley LS Fest will take place this weekend, September 9-11, but Sheriff Hightower says today is the unofficial first day of the weekend festivities.

“It really starts today, Thursday. We’re going to start having a lot of people coming in, the promoters and everything that’s going to filter through. Then between tomorrow and Saturday is when we’ll have the bulk of people arriving,” says Hightower. “Which is great for our community. Just a lot of excitement about it.

Tickets for Holley LS Fest 2022 are ONLY available online. If you want to buy tickets for this weekend’s festivities, you can visit their website.

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